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U.S. Cellular 250

The U.S. Cellular 250 is a 250-lap, 218.75-mile NASCAR Xfinity Series race which has been held at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa every summer since 2009. It has been traditionally held in late July to early August. U.S. Cellular has been the title sponsor every year since the event's inception with different presenting companies along the way.

U.S. Cellular 250
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VenueIowa Speedway
LocationNewton, Iowa, United States
Corporate sponsorU.S. Cellular
First race2009
Distance218.75 miles (352.04 km)
Laps250 (Stage 1: 60 Stage 2: 60 Stage 3: 130)
Previous namesVarious Presenting Sponsors over the years
Most wins (driver)Brad Keselowski (3)
Most wins (team)Joe Gibbs Racing (4)
Most wins (manufacturer)Ford (5)
SurfaceAsphalt
Length0.875 mi (1.408 km)
Turns4

Past winnersEdit

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2009 August 1 88 Brad Keselowski JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 218.75 (352.044) 2:22:53 91.858
2010 July 31 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 218.75 (352.044) 2:05:56 104.222
2011 August 6 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 250 218.75 (352.044) 2:11:20 99.937
2012 August 4 2 Elliott Sadler Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:53:31 115.622
2013 August 3 22 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 250 218.75 (352.044) 1:56:58 112.211
2014 August 2 22 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 250 218.75 (352.044) 2:02:49 106.867
2015 August 1 22 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 260* 227.5 (366.125) 2:12:02 103.383
2016 July 30 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 218.75 (352.044) 2:05:43 104.401
2017 July 29 20 Ryan Preece Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 254* 222.25 (357.676) 2:17:37 96.9
2018 July 28 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 257* 224.875 (361.901) 2:18:00 97.772
2019 July 27 98 Chase Briscoe Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste Ford 250 218.75 (352.044) 2:28:00 88.682
  • 2015, 2017 and 2018: Race extended due to overtime; 2015 and 2018 took two tries.

Multiple winners (drivers)Edit

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 Brad Keselowski 2009, 2013, 2014

Multiple winners (teams)Edit

# Wins Team Years Won
4 Joe Gibbs Racing 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018
3 Team Penske 2013, 2014, 2015

Manufacturer winsEdit

# Wins Make Years Won
5   Ford 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019
4   Toyota 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018
2   Chevrolet 2009, 2012

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